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Sunday Stillness – What type of glue are you using?

Sunday Stillness – What type of glue are you using?

Sarah Young Sept 2

From Jesus Calling – September 2:

Living in dependence on Me is a glorious adventure. Most people scurry around busily, trying to accomplish things in their own strength and ability. Some succeed enormously; others fail miserably. Both groups miss what life is meant to be: living and working in collaboration with Me (Jesus Calling, Sarah Young, September 2).

I read from Acts 17:28 in the NCV.

We live in Him. We walk in Him. We are in Him ( I found this in my own Bible, The Answer, New Century Version – but I can’t find these exact words on the Internet).

and from The Message:


I had to ask myself.

Am I really living in collaboration with Jesus?

I thought back to when I felt Him the most this summer. I have to say it happened during VBS – I got sick and relied on Him totally to feel joy, peace and actually have strength to continue.

Right now I am counting on Him again as I fight a sinus/ear problem that gives me a sound like a heartbeat in my head. I am learning to pray to be able to concentrate.

But it is also in everything I do – I try to be part of His plan. I love the word “collaborate”.

Definition of Collaborate:

work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.

One synonym is glue yourself to.

That one stopped me –

What type of glue am I using? What type of glue are you using? (please tweet this)

Let’s discuss this, heere in the comments; on Facebook Author Janis Cox or Twitter Author Janis Cox. Let’s talk about the type of glue we can use to be stuck to Jesus.

Today is Sunday Stillness.


Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. Available in Kindle Format, in bookstores, online and from her website. Curriculum available upon request. Janis also is a contributor to Hope Stream Radio. Join her on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


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How To Learn to Pray through the Scriptures

How To Learn to Pray through the Scriptures

by Janis Cox


Have you ever taken a Scripture and made a prayer from it? Lately I have found that this exercise has helped me in my prayer life.

I remember a number of years ago reading The Power of a Praying Wife. In this powerful book, Stormie Ormartian uses Scripture to write her prayers. Reading her devotional and then praying the prayers changed me. I wanted it to change my husband – but God knew otherwise – and it changed me instead.

Now I am reading Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. In this devotional there are also Scriptures at the bottom of each devotional. Those Scriptures help me communicate with God.

Last night I couldn’t sleep (both sinus headache and active mind)- so I got up, went downstairs (we were staying at my daughter’s house), and I took out my devotionals. I read both August 28 and 29. My eye went to these words from Psalm 63:

On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night (Psalm 63:6, NIV).

That was enough to start calming me down. Whatever had been on my mind left – and I started to rest in Him.

Most mornings I write out the Scriptures in Jesus Calling.

There is something powerful,
spiritual and exciting in writing out Scripture. 
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What stories do you have about reading or praying the Scriptures?

Related posts:

The Importance of Prayer

Submit – who me?

Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.

Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild andInscribe Writers Fellowship.


I am starting a NEW HABIT – putting God’s Word out to you on Wednesdays. Hopefully Wednesday’s WORD – will be a habit I can continue for the year. No pictures – just God’s WORD – sitting in front of you to BREATHE in and keep with you for the whole day.

Wednesday’s Word – Enjoy

As I decided on my WORD for 2013 – LIVE, I thought it would be good to find one word a week that comes from God’s word to take me through the week. Enjoy – that is today’s word.

From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young:

“Slow down and enjoy the journey in My presence.”

God will set the pace. If you are doing something in God’s will NOTHING can stop you – but it may take time.

“For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37 NIV).

“Softly Tenderly Jesus is Calling” has been going through my head the past two days. Here is Anne Murray singing this wonderful hymn. May you ENJOY today.

Please tell me what you heard from God this morning. Drop your comments into the comment box below – link your post if you like.